Eric Anderson (@ericmander) welcomes Chef co-founder Adam Jacob (@adamhjk) to talk about the popular open source service. He and co-founder Nathan Haneysmith originally started the company as a way to sell automation services to startups, but wanted to expand their abilities to serve more clients. From naming the company to governance and engaging with contributors, Adam dives into why it was important to him to go the open source route and how the business model works.
In this episode we discuss:
- How Chef got started
- The decision to be open source
- What the business model looks like
- Contributors and community members
- Where Chef is today and where it’s headed